Popular Spanish family name; during La Reconquista final periods in the XV century it also propagated to Jewish families who often have been christened to avoid the harshest effects of persecution.

Bra"vo (?), n.; pl. Bravoes (#). [I. See Brave, a.]

A daring villain; a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer.

Safe from detection, seize the unwary prey. And stab, like bravoes, all who come this way. Churchill.


© Webster 1913.

Bra"vo (?), interj. [It. See Brave.]

Well done! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.